Fostering national digital transformation
With Vietnam making new moves to accelerate digitally, the local tech market has become more appealing to international players over the past two years, with expansion intensifying in specific areas.
Shah Zeb, senior director of Business Development at Qualcomm Technologies, last week flew from the US to Vietnam to attend the Vietnam International Digital Week from October 11-14 in Hanoi, demonstrating Qualcomm’s interest in the local tech market amid the country’s acceleration to commercialise 5G.
“Vietnam has three big goals: successfully deploying the 5G network; designing products for domestic and international markets; and developing digital skills and capacity,” he said.
Vietnam and Qualcomm have agreed to intensify cooperation in developing and commercialising products, especially 5G devices, to meet local and international needs. Qualcomm is working with Vietnamese network operators such as Viettel, VNPT, Mobifone, BKAV, and Vinfast in 5G activities.
ICT cooperation and interest have also intensified at the country level as meetings with Japan, South Korea, and the United States.
At the Vietnam-Japan Digital Forum held on October 12, Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and its Japanese counterparts discussed digital transformation and 5G rollout in the two countries. Representatives from Japanese ICT firms like Hitachi, Fujitsu, and NTT Data also shared their plans to work with partners in Vietnam. In September, the MIC also held similar events in South Korea and the United States.
Encouraging enterprises to accelerate the digitalisation of production and business activities and establishing effective digital service delivery channels, the country will also enhance investment in digital infrastructure, research and development, and international cooperation in digital transformation.
Source: Vietnam Investment Review